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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212161/hearing-impairment-and-the-amelioration-of-avoidable-medical-error-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Patrick Henn, Colm OʼTuathaigh, Darrelle Keegan, Simon Smith
OBJECTIVES: Hearing loss contributes to suboptimal medical treatment. We investigated the nature and magnitude of potential health-care harm of hearing loss alone on a patient's understanding of medical consultations, investigations, and treatments of health conditions unrelated to their hearing loss. METHODS: A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based design of a convenience sample of students with hearing loss, registered with the institutional disability support service in 8 Irish and 15 UK third-level institutions...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207580/response-to-letter-to-the-editor-re-henry-j-a-frederick-m-sell-s-griest-s-abrams-h-2015-validation-of-a-novel-combination-hearing-aid-and-tinnitus-therapy-device-ear-and-hear-36-42-52
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James A Henry, Susan Griest, Melissa Frederick, Harvey Abrams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207578/the-impact-of-a-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-on-the-middle-ear-transfer-function
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David Pazen, Andreas Anagiotos, Maike Nünning, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Magdalene Ortmann, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: As a treatment for partial deafness with residual hearing in the lower frequency range, the combined acoustic and electric stimulation of the cochlea has become widespread. Acoustic stimulation is provided by a hearing aid's airborne sound and the electric stimulation by a cochlear implant electrode array, which may be inserted through the round window or a cochleostomy. To take advantage of that concept, it is essential to preserve residual hearing after surgery. Therefore, the intracochlear electrode array should not compromise the middle ear vibration transmission...
February 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207577/letter-to-the-editor-reporting-of-data-to-inform-the-design-of-a-definitive-trial-re-henry-j-a-frederick-m-sell-s-griest-s-abrams-h-2015-validation-of-a-novel-combination-hearing-aid-and-tinnitus-therapy-device-ear-hear-36-42-52
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196098/prevalence-of-minimal-hearing-loss-in-south-korea
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Ji Eun Choi, Jungmin Ahn, Hyun Woo Park, Sun-Young Baek, Seonwoo Kim, Il Joon Moon
This study evaluated the prevalence of minimal hearing loss (MHL) in South Korea based on the 2010 to 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. A total of 16,630 representative individuals (older than 12 years) who completed ear examinations and structured questionnaires were analyzed. Only participants who had normal tympanic membranes were included. MHL was categorized into the following three groups: 1) unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USHL, pure-tone average (PTA) ≥ 15 dB in the affected ear), 2) bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (BSHL, 15 dB ≤ PTA < 40 dB in both ears), and 3) high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss (HFSHL, two or more high-frequency thresholds > 25 dB in either ear)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196001/efficacy-of-bone-anchored-hearing-aids-in-single-sided-deafness-a-systematic-review
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Gaeun Kim, Hyun Mi Ju, Sun Hee Lee, Hee-Soon Kim, Jeong A Kwon, Young Joon Seo
OBJECTIVES: Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) have been known to partially restore some of the functions lost in subjects with single-sided deafness (SSD). Our aims in this systemic review were to analyze the present capabilities of BAHAs in the context of SSD, and to evaluate the efficacy of BAHAs in improving speech recognition in noisy conditions, sound localization, and subjective outcomes. DESIGN: A systematic search was undertaken until August 2015 by two independent reviewers, with disagreements resolved by consensus...
February 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193245/early-disease-progression-of-hurler-syndrome
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Bridget T Kiely, Jennifer L Kohler, Hannah Y Coletti, Michele D Poe, Maria L Escolar
BACKGROUND: Newborn screening for mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) shows promise to improve outcomes by facilitating early diagnosis and treatment. However, diagnostic tests for MPS I are of limited value in predicting whether a child will develop severe central nervous system disease associated with Hurler syndrome, or minimal or no central nervous system involvement associated with the attenuated phenotypes (Hurler-Scheie and Scheie syndromes). Given that the optimal treatment differs between Hurler syndrome and the attenuated MPS I phenotypes, the absence of a reliable prognostic biomarker complicates clinical decision making for infants diagnosed through newborn screening...
February 14, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188428/cochlear-implant-treatment-of-patients-with-single-sided-deafness-or-asymmetric-hearing-loss
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S Arndt, R Laszig, A Aschendorff, F Hassepass, R Beck, T Wesarg
BACKGROUND: The rehabilitation of patients with single-sided deafness (SSD) or asymmetric hearing loss can be achieved with conventional (Bi)CROS hearing aids ((Bi)CROS-HA, (Bi)CROS), bone conduction devices (BCI) or with cochlear implants (CI). Unfortunately, only small case series have been published on the treatment outcomes in SSD patients after CI surgery and there are only a few comparative studies evaluating rehabilitation outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide evidence of successful treatment of SSD and asymmetric hearing loss with a CI compared to the untreated, monaural hearing condition and the therapy options of BCI and (Bi)CROS in a large number of patients...
February 10, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187057/improvements-in-gait-with-hearing-aids-and-cochlear-implants
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Corey S Shayman, Gammon M Earhart, Timothy E Hullar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether wearing auditory assistive devices can improve gait and dynamic balance. PATIENTS: Three adult users of bilateral hearing assistive devices: one with cytomegalovirus exposure wearing cochlear implants, one with Ménière's disease wearing hearing aids, and one with presbystasis wearing hearing aids. INTERVENTION: Rehabilitative intervention involved participants performing gait and dynamic posture tasks with and without their hearing assistive devices...
February 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185669/electrical-stimulation-and-monitoring-devices-of-the-cns-an-imaging-review
#10
REVIEW
Sohil H Patel, Casey H Halpern, Timothy M Shepherd, Vincent M Timpone
Functional neurosurgery is a rapidly growing field with exciting future potential applications. This article describes currently used implanted electronic devices for neurologic stimulation and monitoring. The devices to be reviewed include invasive EEG electrodes, deep brain stimulator, motor cortex stimulator, responsive neurostimulation, osteo-integrated hearing aid, middle ear implant, cochlear implant, auditory brainstem implant, vagal nerve stimulator and spinal cord stimulator. Emphasis is placed on the normal components, function, positioning, potential complications and MRI safety of these devices...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182602/quickstats-percentage-of-adults-aged-%C3%A2-45-years-who-found-it-very-difficult-or-were-unable-to-go-shopping-or-attend-movies-or-sporting-events-%C3%A2-by-degree-of-hearing-difficulty-%C3%A2-and-sex-national-health-interview-survey-%C3%A2-united-states-2014-2015
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(no author information available yet)
During 2014-2015, adults aged ≥45 years were more likely to find it difficult or be unable to go shopping or go to movies or sporting events as hearing difficulties increased (even with the use of a hearing aid), from 8.1% among those with no difficulty hearing to 16.4% among those with some difficulty hearing, and to 24.3% among those with a lot of difficulty hearing or who were unable to hear. This relationship was found for both men and women. Women were more likely than men to report limitations in these activities at each level of hearing difficulty...
February 10, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173896/effects-of-a-sensory-branch-to-the-posterior-external-ear-canal-coughing-pain-ramsay-hunt-s-syndrome-and-hitselberger-s-sign
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S Mulazimoglu, R Flury, S Kapila, T Linder
BACKGROUND: A distinct nerve innervating the external auditory canal can often be identified in close relation to the facial nerve when gradually thinning the posterior canal wall. This nerve has been attributed to coughing during cerumen removal, neuralgic pain, Hitselberger's sign and vesicular eruptions described in Ramsay Hunt's syndrome. This study aimed to demonstrate the origin and clinical impact of this nerve. METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients with intractable otalgia or severe coughing whilst inserting a hearing aid, who responded temporarily to local anaesthesia, the symptoms could be resolved by sectioning a sensory branch to the posterior canal...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169839/speech-intelligibility-as-a-cue-for-acceptable-noise-levels
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Karrie L Recker, Christophe Micheyl
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to examine whether individuals are using speech intelligibility to determine how much noise they are willing to accept while listening to running speech. Previous research has shown that the amount of background noise that an individual is willing to accept while listening to speech is predictive of his or her likelihood of success with hearing aids. If it were possible to determine the criterion by which individuals make this judgment, then it may be possible to alter this cue, especially for those who are unlikely to be successful with hearing aids, and thereby improve their chances of success with hearing aids...
February 6, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167013/intermediate-outcomes-of-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-device-in-a-paediatric-population
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Panagiotis A Dimitriadis, Suzanne Carrick, Jaydip Ray
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to review the outcomes of Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA(®)) Attract implantation in a cohort of paediatric patients. METHODS: Prospective data collection and case review were undertaken in a paediatric tertiary referral centre. We have included patients under the age of 16 years with unilateral or bilateral hearing loss that met the criteria for BAHA(®) Attract implantation. The main outcome measures were surgical complications and Patient Reported Outcomes including the 'Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing scale' (SSQ-12) and 'Qualitative Feedback for BAHA(®) 5 Hearing Aids'...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167010/the-role-of-bone-conduction-hearing-aids-in-congenital-unilateral-hearing-loss-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
C Carrie Liu, Devon Livingstone, Warren K Yunker
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the literature on the audiological and/or quality of life benefits of a bone conduction hearing aid (BCHA) in children with congenital unilateral conductive or sensorineural deafness. METHODS: A systematic search was performed according to the PRISMA guidelines using the PubMed, Medline, and Embase databases. Data were collected on the following outcomes of interest: speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, sound localization, and quality of life measures...
March 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163663/micropower-mixed-signal-vlsi-independent-component-analysis-for-gradient-flow-acoustic-source-separation
#16
Milutin Stanaćević, Shuo Li, Gert Cauwenberghs
A parallel micro-power mixed-signal VLSI implementation of independent component analysis (ICA) with reconfigurable outer-product learning rules is presented. With the gradient sensing of the acoustic field over a miniature microphone array as a pre-processing method, the proposed ICA implementation can separate and localize up to 3 sources in mild reverberant environment. The ICA processor is implemented in 0.5 µm CMOS technology and occupies 3 mm × 3 mm area. At 16 kHz sampling rate, ASIC consumes 195 µW power from a 3 V supply...
July 2016: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. I, Regular Papers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144961/rurality-and-determinants-of-hearing-healthcare-in-adult-hearing-aid-recipients
#17
Stephen Chan, Brian Hixon, Margaret Adkins, Jennifer B Shinn, Matthew L Bush
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the timing of hearing aid (HA) acquisition between adults in rural and urban communities. We hypothesized that time of acquisition of HA after onset of hearing loss is greater in rural adults compared with urban adults. Secondary objectives included assessment of socioeconomic/educational status and impact of hearing loss and hearing rehabilitation of urban and rural HA recipients. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire survey...
January 31, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137637/combining-virtual-surgical-planning-intraoperative-navigation-and-3-dimensional-printing-in-prosthetic-based-bilateral-microtia-reconstruction
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Jason M Weissler, Michael Sosin, Amir H Dorafshar, Juan R Garcia
Reconstructing auricular deformities for bilateral microtia is a demanding challenge especially after failed autologous reconstruction. This case report presents a novel application of virtual surgical planning, computer-assisted design, and intraoperative surgical navigation to preplan and execute placement of custom-tailored silicone auricular prostheses and titanium osseointegrated implants for a bone-anchored hearing aid system in a patient with Treacher Collins syndrome in whom autologous reconstruction had previously failed...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132094/unilateral-hearing-loss-in-children-a-retrospective-study-and-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Anna-Katharina Rohlfs, Johannes Friedhoff, Andrea Bohnert, Achim Breitfuss, Markus Hess, Frank Müller, Anke Strauch, Marianne Röhrs, Thomas Wiesner
: Despite the introduction of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS), unilateral hearing loss (UHL) is sometimes recognized late. This diagnostic delay has adverse repercussions, given the importance of binaural hearing for the development of normal auditory processing. It is incorrect to maintain that unilateral hearing is the minimum requirement for adequate speech development and that hearing aid provision is consequently unnecessary. In our retrospective study, hearing aid provision resulted in improved directional and selective hearing (quiet and noisy environments) and, compared with their chronically ill counterparts, the children in our study displayed superior health-related quality of life (HRQoL) scores in all areas...
January 28, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130932/workload-and-costs-of-audiological-assessment-on-tertiary-settings-data-analysis-and-audit
#20
Sarah Jane Messeder, Forbes Lauder, Alison Kennedy, Georgios Kontorinis
It is estimated that hearing impairment affects 850,000 people in Scotland. In a tertiary, referral centre this number reflects over 32,000 of referrals to the department of audiology per annum. The number of referrals has increased reaching a plateau; in 2015 the number of referrals reached 32,422. The total number of hearing aid fittings carried out each year is on the rise. Within this tertiary centre covering eight hospitals and a catchment area of 1.16 million people, the annual cost of hearing aids exceeds £1...
January 28, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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